National Museum Of Korea, Seoul
About National Museum Of Korea, Seoul
National Museum Of Korea, Seoul - Address, Phone Number
Address: 137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
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Displaying close to 15,000 pieces spanning many eras and fields of interest, the National Museum of Korea is a well stocked museum that provides something interesting for everyone. The sculpture gallery houses Buddhist art, metal art, Buncheong ware and also Porcelain artworks. The Asian gallery is quite fascinating too, with its oriental artworks from China, Japan and Central Asia. In the Calligraphy and painting gallery, visitors will encounter woodworks, Buddhist paintings and many other beautiful creations. There is also a prehistoric and ancient history gallery that has objects from the Paleolithic age, the Bronze Age and Early Iron Age. For a true enthusiast, this museum is like a wonderland that not only educates but fascinates too.
National Museum Of Korea Information
- Special Services: Wheelchair ramp, parking spaces, restrooms, free wheelchair rental service (10 available), elevator
- Sign-language interpretation service available, as well as video & audio guide rental.
- Parking available, Fee applicable.
- Foreign Language Interpretation services available.
National Museum Of Korea Ticket Prices
- Free admission: Permanent Exhibition, Children's Museum, Free Planned Exhibition
- Children's Museum: Information desk at the museum entrance
- Ticket purchase is available at the ticket booth in front of Planned Exhibition Hall. Visitors should present their admission ticket to enter paid special exhibitions.
National Museum Of Korea Opening and Closing Hours
- Closed on Mondays (except Holiday Mondays).
- During weeks with a Holiday Monday, the museum will be closed on the first non-holiday weekday.
- Timings for Children’s museum : Refer to official website
How To reach National Museum Of Korea by Public Transport
- Nearest subway: Ichon, Seobinggo
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National Museum Of Korea, Seoul Reviews - Write a Review
Great exhibitions and views of the surroundings. Also it’s free entry to the major exhibitions where I highly recommend the first floor to learn about the history of the Korean Peninsula from ancient times to the 20th century. They’ve also got a decent food court. My only gripe is that it’s a little inaccessible by public transport.
Lovely grounds and interior. Small but important and very beautiful collection of Korean art and artifacts on the upper levels. Archaeological/anthropological objects are on the ground floor. The tour/audio-guide is recommended for Anglophones, as the English-language signs in the exhibits were somewhat limited. It was also hard to figure out which of the donated (named) collections to prioritize without guidance. We combined this with a trip to the War Memorial, which is just two subway stops north. It was a long but very interesting day. Wear comfortable shoes, as there's a lot of walking.
This is one of the biggest museums in the world, so it can be overwhelming. Ask the assistant at the entrance about highlights of their permanent collections. The entrance is free, only the exebitions from other countries sell tickets. There is a food court on the 1st floor next to the museum shop (Korean and Chinese dishes for budget prices). At the very end of the 1st floor , there's a fine restaurant with waiters and Italian dishes (besides Korean food). We had a very nice server who made extra efforts to accommodate my diabetic needs. I did not catch his name but thanked him and his manager for such great service (remember, they don't take tips!). You may get to the museum by metro or by the hop on- hop off bus.
Very interesting and spacious with so many interesting and unique objects. We had a delightful lunch in the restaurant and lots of amazing gifts and books in the gift shop. It is in walking distance from City Park so I can go often!!!
A must in Seoul. Grand in size and stature. It could take the entire day to do properly, it covers, Korean history, art as well as Asian artifacts.
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